Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Originated with Robert Dodsley, at the suggestion of Edmund Burke, who was for some years editor and principal contributor. Some time after 1791, the copyright and stock were purchased by Otridge and other booksellers. Messrs. Rivington published a rival continuation, which lasted from 1791 to 1812, and again from 1820 to 1824, when the two united to form one publication. Cf. Lowndes. Bibliographer's manual, v. 1
Batchelder Collection: 1793 (verso of cover includes bookplate of Robert Louis Stevenson); 1811 (signature of Wordsworth on t.p.); Franklin Collection: 1775, 6th ed., 1778, 4th ed
Vols. for 1784-1785 issued in combined form; 1820, in 2 parts